Mitie Group plc today announces that it has appointed Andrew Smart as Group Head of Corporate Real Estate. Andrew will be a member of the senior leadership team in the Professional Services and Connected Workspace division.
Andrew joins from Cushman and Wakefield where he was a Partner and Head of Facilities Management for EMEA. Prior to this, Andrew was a Director of Mace Macro where he helped build its workplace and consultancy business. Andrew also brings significant leadership experience from his roles as Managing Director of Facilities Management at CBRE and Sodexo. Last year he received the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Leader of the Year Award for 2017.
Andrew joins senior hires Paul Bhuhi, Head of the Connected Workspace and Stuart Osborne, Group Head of Risk, in bolstering Mitie's leadership team in the Professional Services division.
Simon Venn, Managing Director of Professional Services and Connected Workspace, said:
"We are delighted that Andrew has joined Mitie. He is a highly experienced professional, with a deep and broad understanding of strategy and transformation within Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management. I've no doubt that Andrew's experience will help further develop and strengthen our Connected Workspace offering for our customers."
Andrew Smart, Group Head of Corporate Real Estate, said:
"I'm very excited to have joined Mitie at a time where the organisation has both the ambition and the vision to disrupt the real estate industry. Working alongside a group of truly talented professionals and utilising the full depth of Mitie’s expertise and technology provides a unique opportunity to grow an industry-leading, multi-disciplinary, Corporate Real Estate business.”
Mitie is a FTSE 250 business providing a wide range of facilities management and professional services, from real estate consultancy, project management, energy consultancy, compliance, risk assessment and security systems to cleaning, catering, engineering, technical and environmental services, care & custody and a range of specialist services.
We work in partnership with organisations to deliver long-term savings, managing and maintaining some of the nation's most recognised landmarks for a range of blue-chip public and private sector customers.
We are a leading Facilities Management Company in Ireland, employing over 2,000 people and serving more than 120 clients across the country.